"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

March 7, 2015

Mar. 6 - West End, The Bahamas

Old Bahama Bay
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?" ―Vincent van Gogh

We had a smooth crossing from Miami to West End on Grand Bahama Island. We were rocking in our anchorage in Miami Beach, so we got up around midnight and got things ready to go. We were through Government Cut by 1:00. The port of Miami is much quieter in the middle of the night. The seas were flat, the moon was full and there was no wind..we couldn't have asked for anything better. The water in the Gulf Stream is very deep and very blue...the same color as the blue in the Texas flag. By the time we got to the West End the water was a beautiful clear blue and we could easily see the bottom 50' below.

We pulled into Old Bahama Bay around 10:30. We got registered and cleared customs without any problems and had the rest of the day to enjoy this pretty resort. We were tired so spending the rest of the day relaxing at the pool was perfect. 

We still have a couple of travels days to get to our actual destination. It's beautiful here, but not as pretty as the Cays (pronounced keys) in the Sea of Abaco. Hopefully tomorrow we'll be on our way to Great Sale Cay and then to Green Turtle Cay the next day. 

Sunrise over a flat sea. The clouds on the horizon disappeared once the sun was up.
The fish Stan caught...and then lost! Our neighbor on the dock gave us some fish, so we got the dinner without the work.
A great place to relax on the beach
Our first large starfish...so pretty and so big
A view of the tiki bar and part of the beach
A view of the pool and ocean. The tiki bar is to the right
Having fun in the pool
The captain resting after a long trip

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